Becoming-extinctions

by Arran James

When the strange threat of extinction looms, and ecological collapse renders the special place of the landscape we gave over to the dead in order to symbolise their pagan-scientific rebirth in the worms and flowers in the soil, when death was isolatable and discreet and still that of the individual organism, becomingnoncorporeal is the last abortive transcendence. Akin to the idea of cyber-gnosis, becoming-noncorporeal appears as a kind of nostalgia for a time when death was something that could conceivably be overcome.

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